Audi TT coupe

Price  £29,810 - £40,310

Audi TT coupe

reviewed by Carbuyer

  • Stylish image
  • Diesel is cheap to run
  • Comfortable and fun to drive
  • Expensive to buy
  • Cramped back seats
  • No four-wheel-drive diesel

At a glance

The greenest
2.0 TDI ultra Sport 3dr £29,810
The cheapest
2.0 TDI ultra Sport 3dr £29,810
The fastest
TTS quattro Coupe S tronic 3dr £40,310
Top of the range
TTS quattro Coupe S tronic 3dr £40,310

"The latest Audi TT is more expensive than before, but offers more kit, reduced running costs and an even more upmarket interior than its predecessor."

The Audi TT is a two-door, four-seat coupe designed to rival a wide range of cars – from the cheaper Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Scirocco right up to the top-end Porsche Cayman and BMW 4 Series. It's as stylish as ever, with a striking exterior and upmarket interior that its coupe rivals simply cannot match.

While it's not the last word in fun, the Audi TT is still great to drive and will rack up miles in complete comfort should you need to do longer motorway trips. We recommend the brilliant TDI Ultra model in Sport trim, which matches rock-bottom running costs with eager performance and a comfortable ride.

If fuel economy is less important to you, the 2.0-litre TFSI S line S tronic with quattro four-wheel-drive is very fast in both a straight line and through corners, outshining the more expensive TT S, which has less palatable running costs and not a great deal more performance.

All TTs come with Audi's revolutionary Virtual Cockpit display, which allows you to switch the conventional speedometer and rev counter to stereo and phone controls on a crystal-clear 12.3-inch screen. Leather seats, DAB digital radio and climate control are standard, even on the basic Sport model. Standard safety kit is decent and there's plenty more equipment on the options list.

Audi describes the TT as a 2+2 coupe, which means that the rear seats are impractical for anything other than very short journeys. They’re better used as a place to sling a couple of bags rather than your growing children. But then most people who buy a coupe like this aren’t looking for a practical family car.

The Audi TT coupe starts at just under £30,000 for the diesel-engined Ultra Sport model and climbs to over £32,000 for the petrol-engined S line version. Just under £3,000 adds quattro four-wheel drive and Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

MPG, running costs & CO2

4.2 / 5

The Ultra version of the Audi TT coupe will return more than 60mpg and costs just £20 a year to tax

Engines, drive & performance

4.6 / 5

The Audi TT coupe offers more driving fun than ever, but can still cover long distances in comfort

Interior & comfort

4.7 / 5

If you avoid the S line suspension, the Audi TT strikes a fine balance between comfort and driving fun

Practicality & boot space

2.7 / 5

The rear seats in the Audi TT are only for occasional use, but fold them flat and there’s a decent boot

Reliability & safety

4 / 5

Based on the Volkswagen Golf, the Audi TT uses a whole host of tried-and-tested parts

What the others say

5 / 5
based on 2 reviews
5 / 5
"With distinctive styling and one of the best quality cabins you’ll ever experience the TT is a desirable and classy coupe that rivals cars like the Volkswagen Scirroco, BMW 4 Series and Peugeot RCZ."
5 / 5
"Turn in to a corner and the light, accurate steering gives you a good sense of what the front wheels are doing, so it's easy to judge whether you need to back off a bit."
Last updated 
14 Mar 2014
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